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motion plastics for
composting and waste incineration plants

Humidity, dirt, swarf, heat and cold: these are just some of the many environmental and weathering effects in which composting and waste incineration plants have to function reliably to avoid expensive machine downtime. For composting, fail-safe components are indispensable to ensure that the complicated, self-contained composting process is not disturbed. The aim is to produce high-quality compost from biodegradable waste so that it can be used as a fully effective fertiliser in gardening and farming. In heavy-duty areas, steel systems are increasingly being replaced with igus products due to their exceptional suitability.

Advantages of igus® solutions:

  • Cost-effective
  • Save installation space and weight
  • Maintenance-free for 24/7 use
  • Fast delivery
  • Easy assembly
  • Complete system or individual components from batch size 1
  • Service life calculation
  • Low noise and low vibration

New products in 2021

smart plastics P4.1

Predictive maintenance for heavy-duty applications ...

... with smart plastics in the new P4HD rol e-chain

▲ Tech up
  • Integration of condition sensor, including electronics, into the roller chain link
  • Monitoring abrasion at the pin/bore connection
▼ Cost down
  • Save external energy supply with inductive "energy harvesting"
  • No additional cable in the chain due to connection via LoRa radio standard

Find out more about i.Cee:plus II & EC.I

Complete system for long travels, aluminium or galvanised steel

Glide pads for energy chains on long travels

Hybrid cables suitable for Siemens drives with OCC

Curious about more innovations? You can find the news overview here.

Why are e-chains ideal for heavy-duty use?


  • They are corrosion-free
  • Often more cost-effective than metal solutions, and have a modular design
  • Long service life with extremely low maintenance
  • Resistant to dirt, chemicals and high temperatures
  • Lightweight with high stability
See in the video, how polymer energy chains withstand heaviest-duty applications.

Selected products

rol e-chain®

rol e-chain® - rolling instead of gliding

  • Speeds up to 6m/s possible
  • Available as ready-to-fit, harnessed system
  • Can be used in dirty environments

chainflex® cables

chainflex® cables for motion

  • Abrasion-resistant insulation
  • High tensile strength centre element and gusset-filled extrusion
  • Bundled design
  • Abrasion-resistant, flexible outer jacket


guidefast & guidefast control

  • Safe and space-saving 
  • No tangling of cables 
  • Transmission of energy, data and signals
Find out more about guidefast
Find out more about guidefast control

Energy chain configurator

Configure complete energy supply systems for short or long travels as well as for hanging applications. Enter the application and environmental parameters of your application, and the energy chain configurator "e-chain expert" will suggest suitable solutions for your energy supply.

The huge motion plastics sample box

Trying things out made easy: with the igus corner, you always have the most recent motion plastics that are suitable for your individual industry to hand. 
We will bring the display to you, assemble it upon request, and fill the compartments with the products of your choice. Or you can set it up yourself. As a permanent exhibition or for a limited period of time.

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Selected application examples

Checked in the igus® test laboratory for use in the real world

Media-resistance of e-chains® and cables - Bentonite test

Further information

Why chainflex?

Here, you can find out why chainflex® cables are extremely durable and fail-safe.

Installation service

Save time and money on installation and maintenance of your energy chain systems!

Engineering service

We can provide you with advice and offer tailor-made custom solutions for your applications!


I would be happy to answer your questions personally

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Monday to Friday from 7 am - 8 pm.
Saturdays from 8 am- 12 pm.



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